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"Boat" is a noun which is often translated as "el barco", and "ship" is a noun which is also often translated as "el barco". Learn more about the difference between "boat" and "ship" below.
boat(
bot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el barco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Since we live on the coast, we're thinking about buying a boat.Como tenemos una casa en la costa, estamos pensando en comprarnos un barco.
b. el bote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(small)
They rowed the boat toward shore, praying they would survive.Remaron el bote hacia la orilla, rezando por su supervivencia.
c. la barca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(small)
They go out in boats and hunt for alligators in the swamps.Salen en barcas para cazar caimanes en los pantanos.
d. el buque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(large)
It's very dangerous to work on Alaskan fishing boats.Es muy peligroso trabajar en los buques pesqueros de Alaska.
e. el navío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(large and with sails)
Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World with three boats.Cristóbal Colón navegó al Nuevo Mundo con tres navíos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to travel in a boat)
a. ir en bote
Boating and swimming are my favorite summer activities.Ir en bote y nadar son mis actividades favoritas del verano.
b. montar en bote
When the weather was nice and the sea was calm, we'd go boating in the bay.Cuando hacía buen tiempo y el mar estaba en calma, montábamos en bote por la bahía.
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ship(
shihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (boat)
a. el barco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ship leaves at 6 am loaded with cargo.El barco zarpa a las 6 am repleto de carga.
b. el buque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many merchant ships were sunk during the war.Muchos buques mercantes fueron hundidos durante la guerra.
c. la embarcación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We could see several sailing ships in the distance.Se podían ver varias embarcaciones de vela en la distancia.
2. (spacecraft)
a. la nave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The film starts with an alien ship landing in the heart of New York.La película empieza con una nave extraterrestre que aterriza en el centro de Nueva York.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to send)
a. enviar
Your order will be shipped in 24 hours.Tu pedido se enviará en 24 horas.
4. (to take on board)
a. cargar
We have just shipped all the provisions.Acabamos de cargar todas las provisiones.
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